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23 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Feed Me Friday: How do you sweeten things?

It’s a new world when it comes to the concept of “sweet.” Growing up, my mother used Sugar in the Raw, and we stayed far away from Sweet ‘n’ Low. As a parent, I gravitate toward agave nectar, but have wondered about the glycemic index impact. I also like stevia in my tea, but find that it’s bitter in coffee. I love the way my son’s teacher makes birthday cakes with maple syrup and yogurt. It’s so good! Recently I’ve been experimenting with Susta. It’s a new natural sweetener that contains fructose, fiber, and even probiotics. It has a really low... read more

listen up, kids: here's what we're gonna do

So, the other day, Mel (staff photographer Melyssa Holik) and I were just hanging around, shooting the breeze, sprawled out on the bouncy balls we use for desk chairs and stretching breaks, staring up at the ceiling and asking each other those age old questions: “What do you want to do?” “I don’t know. . . . what do you want to do?” “I don’t know; what do you want to do?” . . . Not really, of course. We’re still working on the March-April issue, so we’re not exactly at a loss for entertainment. But, lately when we’re avoiding work (and not playing Nerf... read more

Kitchen, what kitchen?

For the Jan-Feb Peggy’s Kitchen shoot, I knew I wanted a sunny kitchen—with a cheery view of winter out the window. Asking friends and staff for location suggestions, I came up blank. Everybody’s got dark kitchens, it seems. So this morning, Mel (staff photographer Melyssa Holik) came over to my house and we set up the shoot in my son’s bedroom. Which cracks me up. Not exactly studio material, I mean. And definitely NOT a kitchen. But believe it or not, I think it actually worked. By the time Mel arrived, I had swiped some cinderblocks from my... read more

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